Equipment and facilities
The physics department has a wide array of equipment, including computer work stations, lasers, and a fully equipped observatory with a state-of-the art 16" Meade computer controlled telescope. Students also have the opportunity to accompany faculty members conducting research at national science facilities.
- Computational Physics laboratory
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory - extension from ATMC
- Rotating Fluids Laboratory
On site Observatory with 16" Meade Telescope. This is the largest computerized telescope in SE Mass.
Students and Faculty using 16" Meade
Telescope at UMD Observatory.
Photo of M42 Orion Nebula taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T6 didital camera by Brian Pinault through 16" Meade Telescope.
PS3 Gravity Grid: 300 networked Sony PlayStation 3 gaming consoles running Fedora 8 Linux.
|Racks of PS3 computers donated from AFRL.||
Refrigerated trailer containing PS3’s.
Mural by Tia Martineau.
High performance computing clusters hosted in UMD's Data Center and funded by NSF, AFOSR, and UMD.
|IBM iDataPlex featuring Intel Xeon processors accelerated by Nvidia Tesla GPGPUs with low latency InfiniBand interconnects.||ARNiE Cluster featuring Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce GPUs.|
High performance computers featuring high GPU density.
|Octoputer (8 GPU) featuring AMD Radeon 7970 GHz Edition GPUs.||Octoputer (8 GPU) featuring AMD Radeon Fury Nano GPUs with HBM (high bandwidth memory).|
Experimental clusters in low power high performance computing.
|Elroy Cluster using 32 Nvidia Jetson TX1's.||
Cluster using 8 Nvidia Jetson TX2's with direct DC power and 4 Nvidia Shield TV's housed in edge lit acrylic.
Computer workstations featuring commodity hardware.
|Repurposed BitCoin mining rig for scientific computing.||Liquid cooled workstation featuring 3 double GPU AMD graphics cards.|